Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Show

It's hard to believe it's been nearly a week since we went to the Taylor Swift concert.  We had been looking forward to this show and a night out on the town with the girls for weeks. 
We started off with a early dinner at the Cheesecake Factory.  I forgot to pack crayons and a coloring book for Cam, but she did well, and actually impressed with me with her ability to self-entertain.

Of course, we hit traffic on our way downtown, and when we finally got within sight distance of the St. Pete Times Forum, it was 7:00.  Camdyn was so afraid that we were going to miss it, and I was getting anxious too! 

But we arrived, and hadn't missed a beat!  The first stop was the restroom, where Camdyn took this photo with her ticket.  For whatever reason, she had her leg up in the air with her hand on her knee, like Captain Morgan.

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And then we got really excited about all the giant Taylor Swift posters in the corridor.
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We found our seats, which were pretty killer.  We had a great view of the stage.  Notice that Cam has on a yellow TS t-shirt.  I ordered it off her website for $5.  It's a really old shirt from her days opening for Rascal Flats.  I didn't care.  We avoided the T-shirt line and I saved some $$.  Score!
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Here's the girls!  Thanks for coming with us and making our night so special!
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So Sweet!
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During a ballad, Cam made the Heart on her own, while she was swaying to the music.  Girlfriend had no problem keeping up with TS.
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This is where she came down off the stage and walked the perimeter of the arena and then sat on a small stage at the opposite side.  She was sooo close to us.  (she's blurry and in purple and glows like the angel she is).  We had such a great view at this point in the show, that we actually all sat down and rested our tired legs. 
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This is the finale.  She flew on this balcony all around the arena, and ended up flying directly over top of us.  It's also the part where I screamed like a teen-age girl and Cam said "Ow, Mom.  That was right in my ear.  Quit it."  Sorry kiddo. 
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And after 2 hours of solid, non stop, entertainment, it was over.  We took a very tired little girl home with us, who absolutely had the time of her life.  I'm sure she won't ever forget her first concert, and I just can't wait to do more mother/daughter things with her (and her sister) in the future. 

**all photos provided by Vanessa

7 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

How cool is that? She's coming to Raleigh tonight. I won't be there but I feel like I was there with your pictures. Love the one with all the cameras. Cam looks so happy!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

What a absolutely cool thing to do with your little girl. Carol that looked like so much fun!!!

Jennifer said...

I am so excited that you guys had an awesome time! It was great mommy/Cam time. She looks adorable in her t-shirt (score on that deal...lol) and has a grin from ear to ear! I am sure you are going to have many more experiences like this with both of your girls :)

Mama Hen said...

That looks like it was so fantastic! You just created a forever memory! :) The ranch was so much fun! We did not even get to see everything. My daughter got to ride the horse on Saturday about six times and on Sunday a few times before we left. Children under seven can not ride the trail rides. They are lead on the horse, which was fine for LC as long as she gets to ride a horse. We also took many horse and wagon rides. The water park is wonderful! There is also a great kiddie day camp that lets you go on the trails or to the spa. We did not do that, but heard so many great things about it. They also have shows, and at night we did the campfire and then we danced with the DJ. They had an early DJ dance for younger people and then a late night DJ for the older crowd. We were asleep by then. The food is all included and was delicious! There is something for all ages. The PJ's I got at Carters. I hope you are doing great! Do you have a P.O.Box? LC would like to give Cam a Christmas gift she thinks her kindred spirit will like. Let me know. Have a great night!

Mama Hen

TV's Take said...

What a wonderful memory! Looks like an amazing time. Thanks for sharing

Nessa said...

That is awesome! Look at her face... what a wonder first for her.

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

I bet she had a fantastic time! What a special day for Cam!